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This is a comprehensive guide for all senior citizen tuition waivers, discounts, and auditable classes in the state of Texas.  I am working hard to get the information up-to-date covering all fifty states, which is quite a feat.  To stay informed on all free classes for seniors near me, check back often for the most recent updates.

Senior Citizen, 55 or Older, Tuition Reduction Program

Program Purpose

To encourage senior citizens to continue their education and keep involved with local colleges and universities.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Texas residents, nonresidents or foreign students;
  • Enroll at a college or university whose governing board has chosen to offer this program;
  • Enroll in a class that is not already filled with students who are paying full price for the courses (If the class is too small to accommodate both regular students and senior citizens, the regular students must be given priority); and 
  • Enroll in classes for which the college receives tax support (i.e., a course that does not depend solely on student tuition and fees to cover its costs).
New Requirements Fall, 2014
Senate Bill 1210 (83rd Texas Legislature, Regular Session) adds a Grade Point Average requirement for persons to receive continuation awards through the program. The Bill also establishes a Limit to the Total Number of Hours, cumulative, that a student may take and continue to receive awards through this program. These changes go into effect in fall, 2014. Contact your institution for more information.

Eligible Institutions

Available only for use at a Texas public college or university.

Contact the college registrar to find out if the college or university offers this program. 

 Public Universities

Texas A&M University
Contact Info - 979-845-3211
Tuition waiver and discount information

Texas Tech University
Contact Info - (806) 742-2011
Tuition waiver and discount information for senior citizens

University of Houston 
Contact Info - (713) 743-2255
Tuition waiver and discount information for senior citizens

University of North Texas 

Contact Info - 940-565-2000
Tuition waiver and discount information

University of Texas  

Contact Info -  (512)-471-3434
Tuition waiver and discount information for senior citizens

Private Universities

(exempt from tuition reduction program but may still have options)

Baylor University 
Contact Info - 1-800-229-5678
Tuition waiver and discount info

Rice Universities 
Contact Info - 713-935-2663
Tuition waiver and discount info 

Southern Methodist University
Contact Info  214-768-2000
Tuition Discount Info 

Texas Christian University
Contact Info  817-257-7000
Tuition Discount Info 
TCU Silver Frogs Info

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Independent Public Universities

Midwestern State University -
Contact Info - 940-397-4000
Tuition Waiver and discount info
Scholarship just for having some involvement in your community

Stephen F. Austin State University -
Contact Info 936.468.3401
Scholarships and Financial Aid info

Texas Southern University -
Contact info  713-303-7011
Tuition discount info

Senior Discount Information For Texas can also be found Here 

Community and Junior colleges 

Amarillo College
Contact info - 806-371-5000
Tuition Discount or Scholarships
Apply for a Scholarship to Amarillo College

Alvin Community College 
Contact Info   281-756-3500
Programs and Classes for Seniors
General Discount Info / Financial Aid

Angelina College 
Contact Info - 936-639-1301
Financial Aid
Scholarship Info (extensive)

Central Texas College 
Contact Info  254-526-7161
Senior tuition waiver information covers only Tuition  scroll 1/4 down on the page

Cisco College 
Contact Info - (254)-442- 5000
Financial Aid Info

Collin College
Contact Info -  (972).548.6790
SENIOR CITIZEN REDUCED TUITION Texas residents who reach 65 prior to the census date of the term are eligible for a tuition waiver.Proof of date of birth is required. Contact the Admissionsand Records Office for more information.

Dallas County Community College District

All colleges in the  Dallas County District adhere to the Senior Citizen Discount Program

    DCCCD  colleges

          -Brookhaven College
           phone  972-860-4700

         -Cedar Valley College 
           phone  972-860-8201

         -Eastfield College
           phone  972-860-7100

         -El Centro College 
          phone  214-860-2000

         -Mountain View College 
          phone  214-860-8680

         -North Lake College 
          phone   972-273-3000

         -Richland College 
          phone  972-238-6100

         -Dallas Colleges Online
          phone  972-669-6400
Del Mar College
Contact Info  361-698-1200
Senior Discount/Waiver info

Hill College 
Contact Info  254-659-7500
Senior/Discount Waiver Info

Houston Community College
Contact Info  713-718-2000
Senior Citizen discount/tuition waiver info

Kilgor College 
Contact Info   (903) 984-8531
Financial Aid Information 

McLennan College 
Contact Info  254-299-8622
Financial Aid Information

Midland College
Contact Info  404-679-4500
Midland College offers senior citizens an exemption from the payment of general use fees

Navarro College -
Contact Info  1-800-NAVARRO
Tuition Waiver for Senior Citizens info

Northeast Texas Community
Contact Info   903-434-8100
Financial Aid Information 


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